Irregular Periods Linked to Heart Disease

The classic PCOS symptom of irregular menstrual periods can increase the risk of heart disease, according to a new report.
 
Researchers who studied 27,000 Dutch women found that those who reported regular monthly periods were 28% less likely to develop heart problems than those who said their cycles were generally irregular.
 
Although not all the women with irregular periods in the survey suffered from PCOS, the latter condition is a proven cause of irregular or nonexistent menstrual cycles and has long been linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
 
The new findings suggest the link to uneven periods and heart disease is present in lesser cases of irregularity as well as when PCOS is a factor in the irregularity.

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